Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his team will stand in the honorary path of his rival Liverpool, newly crowned champion of the English Premier League, when the two teams meet next Thursday.
Guardiola told a news conference, held on the eve of his team and host Newcastle United, today, Sunday, in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup: "Of course we will stand in an honorary corridor ... We will congratulate Liverpool when it comes to our stadium in a wonderful way. We will do so because they deserve it."
The 49-year-old Spanish coach added that he is already looking to help "City" come back stronger next season.
He said: "In sport, we live for the future. We cannot be satisfied with what we have achieved. We must not forget that we are in an amazing club, and what we must do is learn ... I think we know the reason for our suffering this season and we will try to solve these matters in the next season." .
Liverpool put an end to the 30-year absence from the English Premier League title, when Manchester City, last season's champion, lost 2-1 to Chelsea last week, to give its next competitor from the Merseyside area an irreplaceable 23-point lead at the top of the table. , And that is seven stages before the end of the competition.
It will be the first game that Liverpool will play after winning the title, at City Stadium, on Thursday, in the framework of the 32nd week of the Premier League.